Best/fairest/complimentary article ever written about Ron Paul & supporters in MSM Newspaper!!!Submitted by blakmira on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 14:31
The San Francisco Chronicle/Gate by a New York Times writer, no less, and appeared in Sunday's paper on page A-4!
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RON PAUL'S FOLLOWERS BELIEVE IN A REVOLUTION
"A year ago, Leon Lim, a 35-year-old doctoral student in Sanskrit from Dayton, Ohio, decided with his wife, Ranjani Powers, a yoga instructor, to head off to Bali, or India, or anywhere, really, just "somewhere very far away" - from the Iraq war, the Patriot Act and the tanking dollar, Lim said.
"We were just so disillusioned with the way everything was going," explained the shaven-headed Lim, who wore a gold hoop earring in each ear. The couple had supported Ralph Nader in 2000, Powers said, but had since "given up on America."
But they found an unlikely reason to stay: Ron Paul, the libertarian Republican congressman from Texas who continues to run for president, even months after Sen. John McCain has essentially sewed up the nomination.
The Lims were among 1,200 or so supporters in Louisville, Ky., on May 17 who greeted their candidate like a rock star when he walked on stage at a rally at the ornate Louisville Palace Theater. He wore a crisp dress shirt the color of mint ice cream and a color-coordinated tie, which made him look like an insurance claims adjustor.
"The war on drugs has wasted $300 billion and has undermined our civil liberties!" he said.
People in the crowd, many under 30, if not 25, rose to their feet and thundered in applause, even if they looked as if they had stumbled into a Republican rally on their way to the Coachella rock festival. In many cases, hair was aggressive, clothing artfully tattered. Beards seemed to have a mind of their own.
"I talk about bringing the troops home from Iraq, but also don't you feel like it's about time they came back from Korea, Europe and Japan?" the candidate then asked.
The audience whooped in approval, as if Ron Paul were a lead guitarist tearing off a solo......."